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How bicycling can help Europe achieve climate targets; NYC bike ridership doubled since '07 #bicycling

12 Dec 2011: Increased Bicycling Will Help EU Meet Climate Targets, Report Says If all Europeans bicycled as much as the people of Denmark, the European Union could achieve up to one-quarter of its target for carbon emissions reductions in the transportation sector by 2050, a new On Biking, Why Can’t the U.S. Learn Lessons from Europe? To create a thriving bike culture in America’s cities, writes Elisabeth Rosenthal , people must begin to view bicycling as Europeans do — not just as a way of exercising, but as a serious form of urban mass transportation. READ THE e360 REPORT report says. According to the European Cyclists’ Federation, the average Dane cycles about 2.6 kilometers a day. If that rate were achieved across the EU, it would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 55 million to 120 million tons annually, or 5 to 11 percent of the EU’s overall emissions target, by 202...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/increased_bicycling_will_help...

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